Kevin Ogletree shows he can replace Laurent Robinson
It didn’t happen overnight.
In fact, it didn’t happen in his first three seasons.
But Kevin Ogletree looks like the patience the Dallas Cowboys have had him in will pay off handsomely. Some questioned the team allowing Laurent Robinson to exit via free agency but Ogletree, beginning his fourth season, stepped up and showed why he will be a viable option as the team’s No. 3 wide receiver this season.
Ogletree made eight receptions for 114 yards and two touchdowns in the Cowboys’ 24-14 victory over the New York Giants on Wednesday night at MetLife Stadium. He looks like he will fit in nicely next to Miles Austin and Dez Bryant. Consider that in his previous three seasons Ogletree combined for 25 catches for 294 yards and no scores.
"I don't think I was the primary receiver," Ogletree said, according to Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "It was something simple, something we've worked on for all the time I've been here. It's a play we're familiar with. Execution was huge throughout the game and we had to execute there, and we did.
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